Strasbourg Finds Russian Authorities Complicit in Kidnap of Uzbek Refugee

posted 12 Oct 2012, 06:35 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 12 Oct 2012, 06:36 ]

Elena Ryabinina, 03/10/12 


· European Court of Human Rights  · Access to justice  · Uzbekistan  · Refugees, migrants 

On 2 October 2012 the European Court of Human Rights passed a judgment on the application of Uzbekistan citizen Murodzhon Abdulkhakov (case No. 14743/11 Abdulkhakov v. Russia) related to the decision by the Russian Federation authorities to extradite the applicant to Uzbekistan where there is a serious risk he will be subjected to torture. The Court established that Articles 3 (prohibition of torture) and 5 (right to liberty and security) of the Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms were violated regarding the applicant. [Read more]